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Deepwater Horizon Update

Based on current 72-hour trajectory forecast models, the Deepwater Horizon Mississippi Canyon 252 spill is not anticipated to impact NOAA’s Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. If oil from the spill were to make its way to the Florida Keys, NOAA will continue working with the Unified Command in this response. Sanctuary managers also are prepared to work with NOAA’s many line offices, particularly the Office of Response and Restoration, to determine the nature and extent of any possible injuries to natural resources and the restoration actions that would be needed to recover from these losses.

NOAA is working closely with the many organizations engaged in responding to the Deepwater Horizon incident to find the best possible solutions to address the spill.

For updates on NOAA's efforts, please visit: You can also follow the
joint response effort here:

For NOAA media inquiries, please contact Keeley Belva at or 301.713.3066

For response inquiries, please phone the Joint Information Center (JIC) at 985.902.5231 or 985.902.5240

To report oil on land, or for general community and volunteer information, please phone 866.448.5816

To report oiled or injured wildlife, please phone 866.557.1401

For more contact information, please visit

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